Mapping Digital India

Written on:April 5, 2013
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The most disturbing reality might be that there are “more Indians have access to a mobile phone than to a toilet,” but there are other digital facts like “60 percent of all households have cable and satellite” or that “DD National, covers about 92 percent of the 1,200 million-plus population,” and so on, makes for a heady digital mix that requires a serious study to get a fair understanding. Mapping Digital Media: India, a report that has been spearheaded by Vibodh Parthasarathi and Alam Srinivas for the Open Society Foundations does just that.

Executive Summary

1. Media Consumption The Digital Factor

2. Digital Media and Public or State-administered Broadcasters

3. Digital Media and Society

4. Digital Media and Journalism

5. Digital Media and Technology

6. Digital Business

7. Policies, Laws, and Regulators

Technology not as Sophisticated as the Book

Written on:November 1, 2012
Technology not as Sophisticated as the Book

The United States, which never quite tires calling itself the most powerful democracy in the world, for decades now has had presidents whose core strength has been their ability to pip their opponents at television debates. It has been so since Ronald Reagan down to Barack Obama. The election of Barack Obama as president though historic for being the first black person to take up residence in the White House,…